Beauty and the Beast

Continuity mistake: When the Beast is waiting for Belle to come to dinner, there is a fireplace with statues of lions on either sides and a pillow next to one of them. However, a few seconds later, the pillow is now in front of the statue.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Maurice's Rube Goldberg-ish woodcutting invention works for the first time, we see the piece of wood fly over onto the stack. There is no window there or anything made of glass for that matter, yet in the next shot we hear glass breaking from the wood flying over there.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the Provincial Life song, Gaston is singing from among the crowd and he doesn't have his gun. He climbs up the side of the building without his gun, but when he pops out of the window onto the roof he has his gun. When he pops in front of Belle on the street, the gun is gone again. (00:07:05)

Continuity mistake: In the opening song sequence, there are three blonde girls singing about Gaston next to a water pump. But in a front shot of Gaston walking through the city as they sing, it is a barrel, not a pump, that they are gathered around.

Continuity mistake: When Maurice first enters the castle you can see that the carpet leading to the staircase is very long. When Belle enters the carpet is shorter.

Continuity mistake: All along the asylum keeper scene, the amount of snow on the railing at Belle's home keeps increasing, decreasing and vanishing randomly.

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Continuity mistake: After rescuing his father, Belle passes a cloth around his body and finally rests her hand on his father's chest. A shot later she is placing her arm on his back and the cloth is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When the asylum keeper shows up, Belle's door has some black nails on the wood that disappear in the wide angle.

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Continuity mistake: After Belle leaves the castle, rescues her father, and takes him home, snow suddenly appears on the stone steps to the house.

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Continuity mistake: When Belle leaves the castle Beast leans on the window and howls. From a front angle he is nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: After Beast lets Belle run away there's an aerial angle of her horseback riding and Beast howling with both gates open. In the close-up the right door is closed.

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Continuity mistake: After Beast tells Cogsworth that he lets go Belle because he loves her, Cogsworth tells everyone, Chip standing in front of him. A shot later Chip is by his right side.

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Continuity mistake: Beast transforms into human and says "Belle, it's me." As of then his hairstyle changes in every shot: First it's long and falling behind his shoulder. Then it partially covers his right chest, and when Belle caresses his face his hair is tucked inside his shirt.

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Continuity mistake: After Beast becomes human he flies, then falls and once on the floor check the right side of his leg touching the stone floor. When the angle changes his shroud is now covering the floor.

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Continuity mistake: When Beast is about to die, Belle's left arm is on his chest. Beast raises his right hand and then Belle's arm is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Lumiere becomes human the marble columns and golden ribbons by the wooden lattice disappear.

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Continuity mistake: When Lumiere becomes human the roses behind swap from light pink coloured to dark pink and red.

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Continuity mistake: When Beast finds Belle in the West Wing room he shouts and she backs up to a nearly destroyed wardrobe, but in the next shot the style of the wardrobe behind her has changed and it's in perfect condition.

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Continuity mistake: When Belle opens the door to the kitchen there is no shelf on the wall beside the door, but in following shots one has suddenly appeared with items on it and more things hanging underneath, which changes when Cogsworth lands in the bowl.

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Continuity mistake: After leaving the book store, in an overhead shot Belle passes a shop just as a woman is pouring water towards the downspout, and in the next shot the shop suddenly has a large hanging pipe sign and a table under the window, the green shutters have vanished on the right window, the wood trim has changed, etc.

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Continuity mistake: In the 'Gaston' song sequence, near the end, Gaston is sitting in his huge antler chair with Lefou. In the wide shot, there is a bear rug behind the chair. The camera does a close up of Gaston, then in the next wide shot, the chair is on top of the bear rug. Also, after this, Gaston gets up off of the chair and in the next shot, both the chair and the rug disappear completely. (00:29:20)

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Gaston: How can you read this? There's no pictures!
Belle: Well, some people use their imagination.

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Trivia: When Gaston has his feet on the table at Belle's house, a bit of the mud strongly resembles Mickey Mouse's head. This follows the long standing Disney tradition of having "hidden Mickeys" in their movies.

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Question: The timing of the Beast's curse has always confused me. The movie states he has until the rose wilts completely to break the spell, and that said rose will bloom until his twenty first year. So was the Beast's deadline his 21st birthday or would the rose begin to wilt on his 21st birthday and he would then have only a little under a year (judging from how much time appears to pass in the film) till all the petals fell off?

Answer: The Rose started wilting at The Beast's 21st birthday and could have presumably started wilting years before the first time we saw a petal fall off. Given the fact that Lumiere stated that they were living with the curse for 10 years, prince Adam could be 23-24 years old at the time of the original movie,13-14 at the time of the curse, and the Rose could have been wilting for two to three years. This is my best guess given the approximate age of Prince Adam in the ripped up portrait before he was the Beast.

Answer: I would assume it would be until his 21st birthday, as that is really the 21st year since his birth. After his 21st birthday he'd be older than 21.

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